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Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 85

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Welcome to our eighty fifth electronic newsletter.

Christmas Concert

We present Friends in Harmony giving a Christmas concert at Hollingwood Hub on Wednesday 2nd December at 7.30 p.m. All tickets cost £5; click here or ring 01246 477569 to book. Nona's Coffee Shop will be open from 6.30 p.m.


All our boats are running Santa Specials, plus a few other cruises. Click here for full information.

New Canal Guide

The new Guide to the Chesterfield Canal has been printed and is now being spiral bound. Contact Jan Warsop to order one by emailing [email protected] .

New DVDs

Waterway Routes has just brought out two DVDs of our canal. To read more and buy them online, click here. Please note, we get commission for everything bought via the link from our website.

Vote for Dave

Dave Kiddy, our Trustee with responsibility for the Work Party, is a finalist in the Towpath Talk Volunteer of the Year competition. You can vote for him by clicking here or filling in and posting the form at the bottom of page 4 in the current edition, which is available free at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, Hollingwood Hub, Laura’s Coffee Shop and lots of other canal outlets. Click here for further information.

Promotions Team

Our Promotions Team will be at the following venues in the next few weeks. December 5th Rotherham Town Centre December 18th Eckington

Christmas lights switch on

If you would like to help, please come and try it for an hour or two. For further information email [email protected] .

Emulsion buckets

The Work Party gets through dozens of plastic buckets pouring mortar down narrow gaps. If you have any old plastic emulsion paint buckets - minimum 10 litres - please pass them on to the Work Party or leave them at Hollingwood Hub.

Calendars and Christmas cards

Still available at Hollingwood Hub, Tapton Lock Visitor Centre and on our boats. To buy online click here for calendars and click here for Christmas cards. N.B. The Drakeholes one has sold out.

Wildlife Watch

I’m delighted that we have some more photos, see attached. If you would like to submit some, please reply to this email.


Keep smiling! Rod Auton.

Forward the Forty Six
Hollingwood Hub, 22 Works Road, Hollingwood, Chesterfield, S43 2PF.
01246 477569.
For our Events Diary, click on www.chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk/index.php/events-diary/month.calendar .